The Teacher Archetype by Dr Candess M Campbell, #1 Best-selling Author, Intuitive Mentor, Speaker, and International Psychic Medium Healer.
The creativity of your subconscious mind not only shows up in dreams, but also shows up as archetypes in your life. Archetypes are overlying patterns seeded in the psyche that show up in all cultures. Some examples of archetypes are mother, judge, teacher and healer. When you begin to look at these patterns in your life, you can unleash your creative energy.
This month with Live Encounters Magazine focus being on Arts and Culture, I am delighted to share about the Creator Archetype. Creativity is everywhere! You may be an artist using oils, watercolor, fabric or photography; a writer of poetry, novels, or screenplays; or a mother gently guiding your child’s fingers to crochet her first row. You may be designing a high-rise building or creating an app that changes the world! The process from the inception of the idea, the step-by-step process to the finished project is exciting!
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael,
but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
- Pablo Picasso
One of the qualities of the creator is a vivid imagination. Whether it is a visual, audial, or intuitive vision, the goal is to bring this creative idea into physical manifestation. The passion of a creator is often exhibited as one who is extremely driven. Self-expression can become obsessive at times, and the creator can vacillate between brilliance and failure.
What we love about people with the Creator Archetype is they cause us to expand our thinking and to think outside the box. A beautifully written historical novel transforms us into another time and place. A painting magnifies our understanding beyond our limited experience. Hearing a song we love can recreate a cherished memory or cause us to jump up and move our hips! The creativity of architecture moves us to travel and the comfort of an old quilt invites us to snuggle. My emotional experience of La traviata at La Fenice in Venice still stirs me! It was my first opera and certainly not my last!
“How many times in life have I been advised to ‘toe the line,’
to ‘tone it down,’ to stop ‘pushing the envelope’?
As a journalist, I had to keep my opinions to myself for 30 years.
I thought that, as an artist, I’d have the liberty to express my views.”
- Sherry Jones, author of The Sharp Hook of Love: A Novel of Heloise and Abelard
In the creative process, juices flow and endorphins run high! Often creators come up with unique solutions and use their hands-on abilities to solve problems and create that which is not only beautiful but functional as well. Artists, musicians, inventors, and writers inspire each other and create an energy field of stimulation. Think of some of the genius creators that have stirred your own creativity.
True to all archetypes, the creator has a shadow side. This can show up as being perfectionistic, lacking morality in the name of their art, becoming blocked and paralyzed, being a compulsive creator and starting project after project without completion. Creative people can become obsessive, self-indulgent and addicted.
Visualize the extreme media images you’ve seen of the genius creator working all night in a fit of frenzy. Maybe the image is an author at the typewriter holding his head in his hands. There is the high and the low.
My guess would be readers of this article have the Creator Archetype! In my book Live Intuitively: Journal the Wisdom of your Soul I offer Soul Stems to assist readers in accessing their intuition. Here are a few for the Creator in you! You’ll find the writing process for the Soul Stems here.
This year I will make time to . . .
I am so fulfilled and ecstatic when I . . .
Gratitude fills my heart when . . .
The most hair-brained idea I had was . . .
When I trusted my gut, I created . . .
Humor helps my creativity by . . .
I clear writer’s block by . . .
I get burned out when . . .
What is meaningful is . . .
I am a wizard when it comes to . . .
I am competitive when . . .
I think out of the box about . . .
My next step is . . .
Enjoy this Soul stem journal process whether your creativity shows up as an artist, musician, architect, writer and more. Share below what stirs you creatively and give us some information how to access your creative work!
Candess M. Campbell, PhD, #1 Best-selling Author, Intuitive Mentor and Coach, Speaker, and International Psychic Medium Healer. http://energymedicinedna.com
© Candess M Campbell